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v. des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing, des·ic·cates
1. To dry out thoroughly.
2. To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture. See Synonyms at dry.
3. To make dry, dull, or lifeless: "Stalinism desiccated the grassroots of urban government" (Timothy J. Colton).
To become dry; dry out.
adj. (also -kĭt)
Lacking spirit or animation; arid: "There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind" (J.R. Salamanca).

[Latin dēsiccāre, dēsiccāt- : dē-, de- + siccāre, to dry up (from siccus, dry).]

des′ic·ca′tion n.
des′ic·ca′tive adj.
des′ic·ca′tor n.


1. (Cookery) any apparatus for drying milk, fruit, etc
2. (Chemistry) an airtight box or jar containing a desiccant, used to dry chemicals and protect them from the water vapour in the atmosphere
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Then the specimens were transferred to the desiccators containing silica gel, freshly dried for 2 hours at 20C.
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The filtrate was kept in desiccators and allowed to cool at room temperature.
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After removing the crucibles from the oven, they were cooled in a desiccators for about four hours and weighed with the evaporated sample.